Looking for a heating and cooling alternative that is smaller than a furnace, energy efficient, and effectively warms your Cincinnati home throughout the year? Heat pumps are a great substitute for traditional HVAC equipment. Not to mention, heat pumps:
- Improve your home’s energy efficiency
- Decrease heating and cooling costs
- Provide consistent heating and cooling in any room or area
- Improve the air quality of your home
- And more!
At Rick’s Heating & Cooling, we offer heat pumps as part of a dual fuel hybrid heating systems. Our heat pumps work efficiently at all outdoor temperatures, but are extremely energy efficient when they operate between 20 and 60 degrees. For times when it gets colder than that in Cincinnati, Rick’s can install a backup gas or oil furnace. But don’t think you’ll be putting the heat pump to waste—even with the backup, your heat pump will still provide for as much as 60 to 70 percent of your home’s heating needs!
If you’ve been thinking about installing a dual fuel hybrid heat pump system in your Cincinnati home, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling today! By installing a heat pump in your home, you’ll ensure that your heating system is always using the most energy efficient source to heat your home.
Why should you install a heat pump?
Heat pumps work as both heaters and air conditioners—pulling heat out of the air before blowing it into your home in the winter and taking hot air out of your home to the outside in the summer. This transfer of heat allows the pump to effectively heat your home, without needing to burn almost any fuel—doesn’t get any more efficient than that!
In the event that it gets too cold for your heat pump, your backup heating system will kick in to provide the supplemental boost your heating needs!
Do heat pumps work when it gets cold?
This is one of the most common questions we get when it comes to heat pump installation. And to many peoples’ surprise, the answer is always yes, heat pumps do work when it gets cold! Heat pumps are most efficient when they operate at a range between 20 and 60 degrees.
Heat pumps work pretty much the same way as refrigerators and freezers—they pull heat out of the air and move it around. What’s the lowest your freezer can go? Pretty cold, right? Well it’s the same for your heat pump. Just because it doesn’t FEEL warm when you go outside doesn’t mean there isn’t heat present in the air. A heat pump can find that heat and use it to warm your home—even when it gets down to around 25 degrees!
Best of all, heat pump technology is improving every day! Many modern heat pumps include what are known as Reverse Cycle Chillers (RCCs), which eliminate the periodic blowing of cool air that most heat pumps go through during their defrost cycles. RCCs also allow heat pumps to operate at much lower temperatures—in fact, some RCCs can provide hot water at 115 degrees even when it’s only 15 degrees outside!
Cincinnati, Ohio’s Trusted Heat Pump Installation Company
Rick’s Heating & Cooling has been providing professional HVAC services in the Cincinnati area since 1986. Our HVAC technicians are experts when it comes to heat pump installation. For an estimate, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling or give us a call at (513) 899-6005.
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